- “Finding learning amidst the maelstrom: Storytelling, trauma and hope” in Teaching Theology and Religion, December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/teth.12567
- “Finding a way into empathy through story exercises in a religious studies classroom” in Religious Studies News, January 2020.
- “Storying faith: The promises and contradictions of new media in Catholic religious education,” in Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools: Volume II Leading in a Pluralist World, edited by M. T. Buchanan and A.M. Gellel, Springer, 2019, pp. 357-368.
- “Theme-centered interaction: Intersections with reflective practice in North American religious contexts,” in Theme-Centered Interaction in Higher Education: A Didactic Approach for Sustainable and Living Learning, edited by Sylke Meyerhuber, Helmut Reiser, Matthias Scharer, Springer, 2019, pp. 209-220. Free preview available
- “Using digital media and storytelling to unearth racism and galvanize action,” in Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, edited by Stephen D. Brookfield, Jossey-Bass, 2018, pp. 253-272. Free excerpt
- “Digital storytelling: Empowering feminist and womanist faith formation with young women,” in Media, Religion and Gender, edited by Mia L vheim, Routledge, 2013.
- “Digital storytelling and collective religious identity in a progressive to moderate youth group,” Lynn Schofield Clark and Jill Dierberg, Denver University. Final version to be published in Digital Religion, edited by Heidi Campbell. London: Routledge, 2012.
- “Digital storytelling as a form of faith formation,” Mary E. Hess, presented to the National Association for Media Literacy Education biannual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, July 24, 2011.
- “Learning religion and religious learning amid global cultural flows,” Mary E. Hess, Religious Education, Vol. 106, July-September 2011, pp. 360-377
- “Mirror neurons, the development of empathy and digital storytelling,” Mary E. Hess, presented to the REA/APPRRE annual meeting, Toronto, ONT, Canada, November 2011.
- “Responding to the challenges of religious storying in a digital age: Building new opportunities through feautor.org” in *Erz hlen – Reflexionen im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung / Storytelling – Reflections in the Age of Digitalization, *herausgegeben von Yvonne G chter, Heike Ortner, Claudia Schwarz und Andreas Wiesinger, unter Mitarbeit von Christine Engel, Theo Hug, Stefan Neuhaus und Thomas Schr der. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2008, pp. 112-126.
- Digital storytelling: Capturing lives, creating community. Joe Lambert. Berkeley, CA: Digital Diner Press, 2009.
- Digital storytelling, mediatized stories: Self representations in media. Knut Lundby, editor. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
- Finding God in the graffiti: Empowering teenagers through stories. Frank Rogers. Pilgrim Press, 2011.
- Making is connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0. David Gauntlett. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2011.
- Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Anti-racist Teaching. Lee Ann Bell. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Dissertations and Theses
- Becoming Tapestry: A Multimodal Ethnographic Podcast Exploring Storytelling and Belonging in a Faith-Adjacent Foster Youth Mentoring Network. Kyle Oliver. PhD dissertation successfully defended in 2022 at Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program at Teachers College.
- A Local Community’s Christian Missional Imagination: Accessing, Cultivating and Assessing Missional Discernment in Civil Society. Johannes Gerhardus Jacobus Swart. PhD dissertation successfully defended in 2010 at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
- Digital Disciples: Reconceptualizing Adolescent Confirmation Instruction by Combining Biblical Storytelling and Digital Media. Roger McQuistion. DMin dissertation successfully defended in 2007 at United Theological School in Dayton, OH. Information available: poprkmcq (at) new (dot) rr (dot) com
- Media Literacy in Religious Education: Engaging Popular Culture to Enhance Religious Experience. Mary E. Hess. PhD dissertation successfully defended in 1998 at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. Information available: mhess (at) luthersem (dot) edu
- Storymaking: A Narrative Pedagogy for Transformative Christian Faith. Nathaniel Girard Samuel. PhD dissertation successfully defended in 2013 at Boston Colege. Available through BC’s digital archive.
- Toward Tensegrity: Young Women, Narrative Agency and Religious Education. Claire Bischoff. PhD dissertation successfully defended in 2011 in the Graduate Division of Religion, “Person, Community and Religious Life section,” Emory University. Information available: claire (d0t) bischoff (at) gmail (dot) com
- Unleashing the Power of Elders’ Stories for the Sake of the Church. Deborah Jorgens, MA Capstone Project successfully defended in 2019 at Luther Seminary.